Luca Dini Design and Mondomarine can count several yacht projects in common. The Italian yacht builder, part of the Palumbo Superyachts group of shipyards, is collaborating yet again with the fellow Italian studio. This time, they are coming together for the Mondomarine Classic. Available in three sizes, the series draws inspiration from sporty, sexy automobiles as well as a well-known previous Mondomarine delivery.
In fact, Luca Dini of Luca Dini Design says that the superyacht Sarastar “was my starting point.” The 197-footer (60-meter), which saw delivery in 2017, bears sharp angles as well as soft shapes. “Our target was an evolution,” he explains, “without distorting the original design of that boat.” Specifically, Dini says that he and Mondomarine wanted to build on the theme of “corners and curves, sinuous shapes and angles that, far from being strident, was quite harmonious. In short, a creative review that, paradoxical as it may seem, translates into a modern classic.”
So, while you will still see a strong bow and fluid lines along the superstructure, the Mondomarine Classic series has its own details, too. Like the Lamborghini Gran Turismo car, a favorite for Dini, the yacht bears additional sculpted shapes and flair. The designer strove to have sunlight catch each of them, too. This alternately casts brightness or shadows across her profile.
The first model for the Mondomarine Classic, pictured above, is the Classic 50. Though the name implies an LOA of 50 meters (164 feet), it actually is 49 meters (161 feet), with naval architecture by Palumbo Superyachts. Like the other two models, a 43 and 63 (141- and 207-footer), construction is all aluminum. Also like the other two models, the semi-displacement hull design should allow anchoring in some shallow areas. Specifically, draft is 7’6″ (2.3 meters) for the Classic 50.
The general arrangement is, understandably, available for personalization. Dini and Mondomarine have a sample layout that should appeal to a broad range of buyers. It puts the master suite on the main deck, additionally containing two fold-down balconies. This Mondomarine Classic also puts four guest staterooms below, along with crew accommodations for 10. Beam is a healthy 30’8″ (9.4 meters).
Whether you wish to reach shallow areas or depths unknown, the megayacht should handle both. The Mondomarine Classic 50 should see 3,500 nautical miles at 12 knots under MTU power. Top speed should be a swift 22 knots, too, with a cruising speed of 18½ knots.
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